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Detoxing

Get Rid of What Is Holding You Back

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Since the turn of the 20th century, more and more chemicals have found their way into people’s daily lives. While these were essential to innumerable technological breakthroughs, unfortunately, the potentially toxic effects of some of these substances wasn’t discovered until many decades had passed. Today, chelation (“key-lay-shun”) and other options for detoxing in Oviedo, FL offer patients proven, non-invasive ways to remove various types of harmful substances from their body, which can improve overall function as well as decrease the symptoms of common diseases.

Why Choose Holistic Medicine Wellness Center for Detoxing?

  • Doctor Certified in Chelation & Advanced Detox by the American College for Advancement in Medicine
  • Fully Personalized Detox Programs to Help the Body's Natural Detox Ability
  • Can Potentially Help Improve Cardiovascular Circulation without Drugs or Bypass Surgery

Heavy Metals & Toxicity: Signs & Symptoms

Heavy metals that can cause toxicity in the body

When you’re exposed to heavy metals (iron, lead, mercury, cadmium), whether through the air you breathe or the foods and drinks you consume, they have the ability to damage pretty much every system in your body. In research, heavy metal burden has been shown to lead to symptoms such as:

  • Chronic muscle & joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Mental fog/memory issues
  • Frequent dizziness
  • GI problems
  • Food allergies
  • Problems with vision
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Mood swings/irritability
  • Depression
  • Troubled speech

Types of Detoxing

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At the Holistic Medicine Wellness Center, Dr. Murphy offers multiple types of detox therapy that can help your body quickly remove many common harmful substances, allowing it to function (and feel) dramatically better. This may involve changing what you eat, taking certain supplements so your body processes everyday toxins more effectively, or undergoing chelation treatment (more on this below).

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Amalgam Removal

Amalgam is a mixture of metals that contains mercury, a notoriously toxic substance. Most people are exposed to mercury due to badly fitted or damaged dental fillings, and dental professionals encounter mercury aerosols all the time at work. Dr. Murphy can help a patient find a dentist to remove their old fillings and replace them with ones made from composite resin, a biologically safe substance.

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Pesticides, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) & Solvents

Pretty much every fruit and vegetable in the United States is grown using pesticides, and many electronics rely on PCBs to prevent them from overheating. You probably have a number of solvents in your home as well, namely in cleaning products. Overexposure to these substances can be detrimental to someone’s mental and physical health. Dr. Murphy can figure out if a patient has abnormally high levels of these substances in their body and then offer ways to directly remove it.

What is Chelation Therapy?

Chelation pills

Chelation therapy is a non-invasive treatment that has been shown to remove toxic substances from the bloodstream as well as excess calcium, both of which can improve blood flow and overall health. A form of chelation therapy has been around since the 1950s, when it was initially used to treat lead poisoning. Today, it involves administering a powerful antioxidant called ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) into the blood stream. There, it latches onto heavy metals that can cause free radical damage throughout the body, which are then passed harmlessly through urine.

Benefits of Chelation Detoxification

Woman smiling after chelation detoxification

Chelation cannot only help with the symptoms of heavy metal burden, but it can also greatly benefit those dealing with circulatory-related problems. Removing heavy metals and excess calcium naturally increases blood flow and prevents a hardening of the arteries due to the accumulation of plaques, which is the primary cause of heart attacks. It can reduce hypertension and even decrease complications associated with diabetes. Though the exact reason is not yet known, chelation has also been shown to help with symptoms of arthritis, scleroderma, Parkinson’s, and even Alzheimer’s disease.

Hair Test

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Are you unsure if you should detox? A hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) test might provide an answer. An HTMA test involves harvesting a small amount of hair from your head. A laboratory will analyze the hair and produce a report about the amount of various minerals found within it, including both toxic minerals and nutritional minerals. Armed with the results of the test, you and Dr. Murphy will be able to come up with a plan to improve your body’s mineral balance. 

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